The United Nations warned that two thirds of Afghans are facing severe hunger and are in urgent need of aid, with six million facing the risk of famine.
Omar Abid, Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Children’s agency UNICEF urged the international community “not to forget the women and children of Afghanistan.”
“The situation is getting worse. Unfortunately, because of the winter, it is not easy. Afghanistan continues to be the worst humanitarian crisis in the world and we need to be supporting them,” he said.
This comes as the vulnerable people in Afghanistan called on the aid organizations to provide them with assistance.
Safar Ali, is working as a laborer—transporting materials by wheelbarrow in the capital city of Kabul.
"There is no good work now. It was good previously but not now. I can only make 50 Afs per day,” he said.
“There is no work to do, and nothing to do,” said Karim Shah, a resident of Kabul.
"We call on the international community to form companies, thus the people can find jobs,” said Mohammad, a resident of Kabul.
The economists said that if the Afghanistan situation does not get the attention of international organizations, there will be a catastrophe.
"If serious attention is not paid by the donors to the aid organizations in this regard, we will face a humanitarian catastrophe," said Shakir Yaqobi, an economist.
Earlier, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said at the beginning of 2023 In Afghanistan “around 25M people live in poverty, 6M people are on the brink of famine & 1M children face severe malnourishment."
"Humanitarian partners are targeting 23.7M people with humanitarian assistance out of 28.3M people in need," OCHA said.